Recruiting Roundup: Otto Landrum
When crafting a list of potential sleepers in the class of 2022, Otto Landrum undoubtedly makes the list. Standing 6’9, Landrum makes his presence felt in the paint on both sides of the floor, while flashing other elements of his game, such as his guard-like passing ability. As Landrum continues to play with Gamepoint (CA) this spring and summer, expect his stock to rise. He holds a handful of offers, and is drawing interest from a growing list of schools, as well.
This week, Landrum spent a few minutes discussing his recruitment with Pro Insight’s Jake Lieberman.
For the next installment of “Recruiting Roundup,” we present class of 2022 prospect Otto Landrum, from San Diego, California:
Pro Insight: What's the current breakdown of your visits, offers, and interest?
Otto Landrum: I have offers to Bryant, Hawaii, UCSB, Boston University, and UMKC — and I’m receiving interest from Mountain West and WCC schools. I haven’t taken a tour of any schools yet because I want to see the full campus when I go on those trips.
PI: Which programs have you heard from the most lately?
OL: I’ve heard from LMU, UCR and SMC most recently, but I talk to Coach Lewis at UCSB everyday.
PI: What kind of role do you see yourself filling at the next level?
OL: I will play any role for wherever I go to. I see myself as a 4/5 and I can bring a lot of versatility to whatever school I play for.
PI: What has been the most unique recruiting pitch you’ve heard thus far?
OL: UMKC. They talked to me about how good the food they have there is and that was a great pitch.
PI: What's the funniest thing that's happened in a virtual visit on Zoom?
OL: While on a call with Boston my dog just started barking like crazy in the background right before they offered me.
PI: Did you have any dream schools growing up?
OL: Kansas was always my dream school growing up. I don’t have any now, but that was definitely my school as a kid.
PI: If you could team up with any high school player in the country when you guys get to college, who would you pick?
OL: Devon Arlington, for sure. I already play club with him and he’s a good friend of mine. I feel that we could make a huge impact for any program if we both went to the same place.
PI: What are your three main priorities when narrowing down and eventually making a final decision with your recruitment?
OL: Building a relationship with the coaches, education, and if the program holds themselves to the highest standards.
PI: How's your timeline looking?
OL: I’m probably going to be committing at the end of summer and signing on national signing day.
PI: If you could sum up your recruitment process up to this point in three or four words, what would they be?
OL: More than expected.